Yuming Huang

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The end functionalization of CNTs can introduce oxygen-containing negatively functional groups such as -COOH, -OH, or -CO on their surface site. If cationic surfactant such as cetyltrimethylammonium chloride (CTAC) was added to the functionalized CNTs, then interactions such as hydrophobic and ionic may lead to formation of hemimicelle/admicelle aggregates(More)
This study evaluates the effect of hydraulic loading rate (HLR), aspect ratio, granular medium size and water depth on the removal of selected contaminants during the start up of horizontal subsurface flow reed beds (HFRBs). Experiments were carried out in a pilot-scale HFRB system comprising four pairs of lined beds of almost equal surface area (54-56 m(2)(More)
This article presents a new enzyme-mimic activity of non-noble metal-based bimetallic Fe-Co NPs. This type of enzyme-mimic exhibits much higher affinity to H2O2 over other NPs-based peroxidase mimetics by at least one order of magnitude due to the synergistic effects between the two metals.
In this paper, the potential use of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) as solid phase extraction (SPE) adsorbent was evaluated for preconcentration of linear alkylbenzene sulfonates (LAS) using ion-pair (IP)-SPE with tetrabutylammonium hydroxide (TBAH). The LAS homologues present in the aqueous sample were ion-paired with TBAH and the solution was passed(More)
A new chemiluminescence (CL) method is proposed for the determination of chlorpromazine hydrochloride, which is based on the dichloromethane solvent extraction of ion-pair complex of tetrachloroaurate(III) with chlorpromazine hydrochloride and luminol chemiluminescence detection in a reversed micellar medium formed by the cation surfactant(More)
A headspace solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) followed by gas chromatography coupled to flame ionization detector (GC-FID) is developed for the direct determination of volatile fatty acids (VFAs) in wastewater from constructed wetlands. Through the investigation on extraction behavior of different coatings for VFAs and the chromatographic behavior of(More)
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is major cause of hand, foot and mouth disease. Large epidemics of EV71 infection have been recently reported in the Asian-Pacific region. Currently, no vaccine is available to prevent EV71 infection. The peptide (VP4N20) consisting of the first 20 amino acids at the N-terminal of VP4 of EV71 genotype C4 were fused to hepatitis B core(More)
Chitosan stabilized silver nanoparticles (Ch-Ag NPs) were successfully synthesized by a one-step method and were found to possess intrinsic peroxidase-like activity, could catalytically oxidize substrates, such as TMB, and OPD, by H(2)O(2) to produce a typical colour reaction such as from colorless to blue for TMB and from colorless to red for OPD. Our(More)
The potential use of cigarette filters (CFs) as solid-phase extraction (SPE) adsorbents for the preconcentration of six fluoroquinolones (FQs) antibacterial agents prior to liquid chromatography was examined in this paper. In order to find a suitable procedure for extraction of the target FQs in one single step, various parameters probably affecting the(More)